GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jan. 21, 1952

GOODS & SERVICES

Bumper's Bumper. Chicago's Hush Bumpers, Inc. is ready to put on sale pneumatic plastic auto-bumper guards which can be attached next to standard bumper guards or used to replace them entirely. The Shmoo-shaped hush bumpers come in a variety of car colors. In tests, they absorbed the shock of a car collision at 12 m.p.h. Price: $7.50 to $9.

Ultrasonic Soldering. London's Mullard Ltd. is exporting an ultrasonic soldering iron which the company hopes will be used to solder aluminum instead of welding and riveting it. The hot point of the iron vibrates so rapidly that the high-pitched "sound"...

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